care suggestion for sterling and vermeil:


An eco friendly method to safely clean your sterling and vermeil botanical pieces. Use an aluminum pie tin or line a pan with aluminum foil; add a teaspoon each of baking soda and salt. Add boiling water and immerse silver. Let sit for 3-4 minutes. For heavier tarnish, immerse silver in same solution and boil. The tarnish plates onto the aluminum!


While not in use, put silver in a sealed container to prevent oxidation.


Sunshine polishing cloths are also excellent for cleaning sterling silver.


a note about oxidized rings


The “oxidized” dark patina is not a permanent patina on rings.  Because of frequent hand washings, over time, the patina on the oxidized rings will wear away and the ring will become bright silver again.  I am happy to periodically re-oxidize rings at no cost.